Message from the Chairman of the Board


Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Board

Thank you for visiting our website.

Filipino Travel Center (FTC) is a thoroughly professional, experienced, travel agency established in 1998 and celebrating our 21st anniversary in 2019. We have successfully managed literally 10 thousands of tours and other travel services over the last 20 years for companies, quite a few Embassies, Emirates, groups, individual travelers and other travel agencies relying on our knowledge. It’s not without reason that we are mentioned in all guide books including German and French versions available about the Philippines.

We have offices in ABC Hotel in Angeles and Ambassador Hotel in Boracay and in Cauayan

Our Firm aim is to continue to be the leading travel agency in Manila for day tours from Manila and  North Luzon tours and also customized (group) tours covering the entire Philippines.

Palawan has been voted 3 years in a row (2016/2019) as the most beautiful island in the Philippines and is always in each itinerary. El Nido in Palawan is the most famous place but very busy and therefore we recommend Coron instead as nature is very similar to El Nido, cheaper and some ways even more beautiful e.g. the lakes, better snorkeling and diving options. The Banaue rice terraces offer something different as beaches and are a welcome change. Boracay with unlimited activities is not so popular as it used to be but the beach remains one of the most beautiful in the world. Bohol is another high light which is often included in each itinerary. Cebu we mostly use as a stopover between the Islands through Moalnoal is a great place for activities. Siargao is an upcoming destination and best to travel from May to October, so their season is opposite the same as Bohol. Then you have many smaller islands but most of the time the traveling to get there takes at least 1 day so we don’t often include other (smaller) islands in our itinerary. Our operational knowledge of the Country, built up over 20 years, is unrivaled as can be seen in our blogs

For making bookings it would be helpful to let us know your preferences, age, number of days available and budget as we aim to make a perfect tour for you and this information help us doing so. Once the itinerary, tours, and hotels are decided upon we are able to give you a quotation.

Your booking is in good hands with Grace, Sharlene, Judith, May Ann, and Malu. They have years of experience and arranged many bookings successfully as also trip advisor (EXCELLENCE RATING) confirms. In case you have any concern or question please feel free to email me at

The cheapest way to pay is via transferwise. We have accounts with transfer wise in USD, EURO, BRITISH POUND and AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR. Please add 1 % to the total amount as we still have to convert and ship your payment to the Philippines. As we don’t have a Company in Europe these accounts are under my personal name. but of course you can also pay by credit card, paypal plus 5% or to filipino Travel Center bank account (USD,EURO and PHP) in the Philippines directly.

Happy Travelling,

Hans van Weerden
Chairman of the Board